Libraries to Power their dreams

  With schools shuttered by the pandemic for almost two years, millions of children across India lost precious learning and growth opportunities. Access to resources is (and has always been) …

Help Us Bridge the COVID Learning Gap

Schools reopened after nearly a 20 month shutdown, and attendance was 40-70% in many schools. Boys had taken up jobs, girls had been married off. Children had lost the habit …

Challenges as Schools Re-Open

The devastating impact of the long COVID lockdown has begun to emerge as schools reopen. Only a third of rural children had access to learning resources and support during this …

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Learning as Schools Re-Open in India

Schools are slowly reopening as we (hopefully) enter a post-COVID world. A student who stopped going to school in class 4 is now in class 6. A student who was …

Full Many a Flower is Born to Blush Unseen …

Maniya is from a small village in DB Kuppe Gram Panchayath in HD Kote taluk in Karnataka.  Located inside the dense Nagarahole forest, it has limited resources and connectivity in …

Happy Teachers Day

Teachers can bring such joy to a child.   Be they formally trained teachers with education degrees, Or teacher trainers who train other teachers, Or volunteer youth from the community …

Soldiering On When Schools are Closed

This trying period has been harsh on our students, our teachers, their families.  Online learning has had many challenges for underprivileged communities – lack of devices and connectivity in rural …

Community Learning Centers During COVID

The bustling campus of the Viveka Tribal Center for Learning went abruptly silent when the COVID lockdown began in March.   All 400+ students from this residential school in the middle …

Empowering Girls in the Time of COVID

COVID forced the suspension of all in-person educational activities, and the Kadam Resource Center for Girls in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, was no exception.   Like students everywhere else, girls who came to …

A Do-It-Yourself Telescope

COVID shut down schools, learning centers, teacher training programs. But it cannot lock down minds. At the Deenabandhu Teacher Resource Center in Chamarajanagara, Ketan and Bharat had an idea. A …